Monthly Archives: July 2012

Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 31

Question 83: What are the keys of the kingdom? The preaching of the holy gospel and Christian discipline toward repentance. Both of them open the kingdom of heaven to believers and close it to unbelievers (1). 1 – Matt. 16:19; … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 30

Question 80: How does the Lord’s Supper differ from the Roman Catholic Mass? The Lord’s Supper declares to us that all our sins are completely forgiven through the one sacrifice of Jesus Christ, which He Himself accomplished on the cross … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 29

Question 78: Do the bread and wine become the real body and blood of Christ? No. Just as the water of baptism is not changed into Christ’s blood and does not itself wash away sins but is simply a divine … Continue reading

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The Divine Institution of Marriage

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Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 28

Question 75: How does the holy supper remind and assure you that you share in Christ’s one sacrifice on the cross and in all His benefits? In this way: Christ has commanded me and all believers to eat this broken … Continue reading

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Luther on Diapers

This past week I was reminded of a quote from Martin Luther in which he spoke about fathers changing/washing the diapers of their children: “God, with all his angels and creatures, is smiling–not because the father is washing diapers, but … Continue reading

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Welcome Titus!

Today at 12:39pm our son Titus Joshua was born!  We are so happy to finally meet him!  He weighs seven pounds and six ounces.  He’s got a bit of reddish hair on the roof with blue eyes–which of course could … Continue reading

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